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Gunmen Sentenced In The Death Of Myanmar Democracy Advocate Ko Ni

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 07:30

Ko Ni pushed for reform of the country's military-drafted constitution. A Muslim in the predominantly Buddhist country, he had just returned from a Jakarta visit to study interfaith peace.

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Man Who Suffocated Attacking Mountain Lion Tells His Story

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 07:08

Travis Kauffman, 31, was halfway through his run in the foothills outside Fort Collins when he heard rustling behind him. He soon found himself in a fight for his life.

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Covington Catholic Teens Cleared Of Wrongdoing By Detective Agency

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 06:41

The Kentucky students criticized after a viral video seemed to show them mocking a Native American man after the March for Life in Washington have been exonerated by an independent investigation.

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'First In The Nation' Voting Site Under Scrutiny For Alleged Election Law Violations

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 05:00

Since 1960, citizens in a tiny New Hampshire hamlet have gathered at midnight to cast the first official ballots in the presidential race under the gaze of TV cameras.

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Trump Expected To Declare National Emergency To Help Fund Southern Border Wall

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 05:00

Almost certain legal challenges and likely pushback from some within his own party await the president in the next phase of the ongoing national political battle over border security and immigration.

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ICE Halts Force-Feeding Of Detained Hunger Strikers In Texas

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:00

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has come under pressure to explain why it was force-feeding detained asylum-seekers protesting their detention. Nine of the 12 hunger strikers are from India.

Racial Disparities In Cancer Incidence And Survival Rates Are Narrowing

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:34

African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any U.S. racial or ethnic group for most cancers. But the "cancer gap" between blacks and whites is shrinking.

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New Orleans Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Race-Motivated Post-Katrina Shooting

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:13

The case is the last high-profile legal action arising from the violent and chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Emergency Declaration For Border Wall Could Tap Military Funds

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:09

A 1982 law empowers the secretary of defense to redirect military construction funds during a presidentially declared national emergency.

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Americans Tightened Their Belts And It Might Hurt Economic Numbers Important To Trump

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:46

What started off as a strong holiday shopping season ended with a whimper, as December retail sales posted the sharpest drop in nine years. That could mean GDP growth will miss the president's target.

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Third Suspect In Poisoning Of Former Russian Spy Named By Investigative Group

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:11

The suspect is a high ranking officer in Russia's military intelligence agency, Bellingcat says. The group accuses the Russian government of expunging documents to conceal the man's identity.

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Academy Defends Decision Not To Present 4 Awards Live

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:10

Some Hollywood luminaries have criticized truncating the broadcast of awards for best cinematography, film editing, live action short, and makeup and hairstyling. Some parts will be shown later.

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McCabe's 'The Threat' May Be Darkest Vision Of Trump Presidency Yet

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:03

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Thursday that top Justice Dept. officials discussed invoking the 25th Amendment. But his new book is about far more than that.

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Florists Fear A 'No-Deal' Brexit Would Wilt The Flower Business

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:53

U.K. flower shop owners who rely on shipments from the Netherlands are concerned about how leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement will affect them.

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A U.S. Hunter Paid $110,000 To Shoot A Pakistani Goat

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:42

A trophy hunting program aims to protect the national animal, a goat called the markhor. Local social media was full of protests. But there's another side to the story.

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U.S. Looking To Reduce Kabul Embassy Staff As Afghanistan Mission Changes

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:35

An internal memo says the embassy has grown to an "extraordinary footprint" and it is time to "ensure our Embassy is right-sized for the long-term."

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Initial Democratic Primary Debates Will Accommodate Up To 20 Candidates

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:03

The DNC plans to host 12 sanctioned debates during the 2020 primary cycle. The first one will be in June on back-to-back weekday nights. The format changes follow criticism from the 2016 campaign.

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VIDEO: In A Post-Parkland America, Teens Talk About Gun Culture

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 15:01

Last spring, NPR traveled across the country to speak with teenagers about their many different relationships with guns.

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CBS: Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe Feared Cover-Up Of Russia Probe

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:38

The ex-acting director of the bureau said he wanted to get the counterintelligence and obstruction inquiries on "solid ground" before a potential replacement could try to wash them away.

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Senate Confirms William Barr As Next Attorney General

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:38

The prominent Republican lawyer will return to lead the Justice Department for a second time. He first served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush in the early '90s.

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